Course Description

The Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies is ideal for people wanting to combine the creative and technical aspects of web design and web development to open up exciting career opportunities in the ever-expanding web industry.

During your studies you will learn to plan, design, customise and develop dynamic websites, as well as how to host and transfer content and create basic databases. Your studies will also prepare you to undertake testing to ensure sites are compliant, and give you the skills to monitor and maintain websites, setting you up for a number of exciting career paths.

Study online, in your own time and get the skills you need to launch a career in an exciting growth industry.  

The Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies is ideal for people wanting to combine the creative and technical aspects of web design and web development to open up exciting career opportunities in the ever-expanding web industry.

During your studies you will learn to plan, design, customise and develop dynamic websites, as well as how to host and transfer content and create basic databases. Your studies will also prepare you to undertake testing to ensure sites are compliant, and give you the skills to monitor and maintain websites, setting you up for a number of exciting career paths.

Study online, in your own time and get the skills you need to launch a career in an exciting growth industry.  

Potential career outcomes

  • Digital Media Assistant
  • Junior Developer
  • Junior Digital/Web Designer
  • Website Administrator
  • Website assistant

Disclaimer

The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

Course number E1110IN
Qualification name ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Assessments Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Portfolio, Presentations, Projects, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

The Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies is ideal for people wanting to combine the creative and technical aspects of web design and web development to open up exciting career opportunities in the ever-expanding web industry.

During your studies you will learn to plan, design, customise and develop dynamic websites, as well as how to host and transfer content and create basic databases. Your studies will also prepare you to undertake testing to ensure sites are compliant, and give you the skills to monitor and maintain websites, setting you up for a number of exciting career paths.

Study online, in your own time and get the skills you need to launch a career in an exciting growth industry.  

Module 1

Module 2

  • Determine context of business need or problem
  • Gather information
  • Confirm system specifications

Module 3

  • Define the technical environment
  • Define the human computer interface
  • Determine the site hierarchy
  • Integrate the design components

Module 4

  • Identify main layout sections from design specification
  • Layout the web page to match design specification
  • Test and validate the layout

Module 5

  • Prepare design for interface
  • Design and document user interface

Module 6

  • Identify commonly used visual design components for games and interactive media
  • Identify the graphics software packages used for visual design
  • Use graphics software
  • Create the visual design components for an interactive media
  • Evaluate the implementation

Module 7

  • Analyse the specifications and requirements
  • Create the document structure
  • Incorporate the web page components
  • Validate the documents

Module 8: Modules 8 and 9

  • Analyse the requirements for web documents
  • Design and produce web documents
  • Test the scripts and debug

Module 10

  • Format, style and lay out the elements on a web page
  • Test and validate the web pages

Module 11

  • Select the ISP
  • Ensure guarantee of a permanent online presence
  • Ensure that the web host meets the technical requirements
  • Benchmark performance and test it against specified criteria

Module 12

  • Configure the file transfer protocol client
  • Plan and prepare for the data transfer
  • Establish the connection to server
  • Transfer the data to a remote server

Module 13

  • Analyse the requirements for web documents requiring server-side dynamic interaction
  • Design server-side scripts
  • Produce the web documents​
  • Test the scripts and debug
  • Set up security

Module 14

  • Analyse the requirements for the database
  • Use data modelling to design the database to suit requirements
  • Create a database on a web or database server
  • Test the database and debug

Module 15

  • Identify SQL requirements from the specification documentation
  • Create a relational database
  • Test SQL results

Module 16

  • Identify the client and server-side dynamic content
  • Create the dynamic content
  • Test the dynamic pages

Module 17

  • Identify the accessibility standards
  • Test for website accessibility
  • Test the pages

Module 18

  • Design a site user test
  • Conduct the user test
  • Evaluate the user test
  • Document the results

Module 19

  • Contribute to establishing and running WHS consultation and participation processes
  • Raise WHS issues with others
  • Contribute to obtaining and communicating information about WHS issues

Module 20

  • Analyse the specifications and requirements
  • Develop the code and documentation
  • Validate the integration

Module 21

  • Analyse the specifications and requirements
  • Research the requirements
  • Create a content management system powered website
  • Validate and evaluate the final website

Module 22

  • Select web traffic monitoring tools
  • Monitor web traffic
  • Make recommendations for improvements

Module 23

  • Protect intellectual property
  • Contribute to copyright policy
  • Protect rights of stakeholders
  • Contribute to privacy policy
  • Maintain privacy policy
  • Contribute to creation of ethics code
  • Maintain ethics code

Module 24

  • Benchmark website performance
  • Track website performance
  • Tune performance
  • Initiate and monitor performance improvement

Education

Pathways for this qualification include:

  • Direct entry
  • After achieving Certificate II or III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Vocational training and/or work experience across a range of work settings.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:

  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/ or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Certificate IV.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

 

Audio-visual requirements:

You will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. You will also need access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology. 

Equipment

You will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, audio and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

You will also need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc are available as a download from the internet.

Some assessments include a component for you to record an audio or video. The requirements for these vary depending on the assessment. If you are unable to conduct these in the workplace and this is a requirement of the assessment, you have the option of engaging with friends, family and other students to record this via other means, such as Skype.

Equipment

You will require access to office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images and audio files
  • Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos
  • Compressing image, audio and video files.

Additional

Software subscription: You will be required to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud membership (either monthly or yearly, at discounted student rate). The course specifically requires for you to use this software during Study Period 2: Design, however you may choose to extend your membership beyond this point if you are interested in refining your web content for all following assessments throughout the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Maria Tentzeraki

Maria is an IT professional with experience in web applications programming and database design, IT training and online course development. She has worked for major organisations such as Oracle Corporation and the NSW Department of Education and Training, and has participated in projects for major clients including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She also provides IT consultancy to small businesses.

Maria holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Bachelor in Information Technology and a Master of Information Systems. Her current interests are the latest web development trends, social media marketing and open source applications communities and contribution.

Renju Philip

Renju Jacob Philip is a graduate from University of New South Wales with a Masters in Engineering Science- Telecommunications. His passion for technical advances in the IT industry motivated him to be an IT Freelancer from his student days. His previous work experience as a software engineer at Accenture Services has strengthened his in-depth understanding of various aspects of the IT Industry. Renju’s desire to share his IT experiences and knowledge to others, has led him to be an IT trainer and assessor in the VET Industry. His other qualifications include Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Software Development and Graduate Diploma of Management.

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